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CMS Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

The final rules have been issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for long term and subacute providers. Providers feel that the new rules are impossible to meet in the time frame provided.

The issue is not that the patient care centered changes are not appropriate or even long over due. The issue for the providers is the timeline and the work force requirements. Under the current timeline for implementation the providers believe that they are being set up for failure. The regulations and the timeline fail to recognize the difficult workforce environment, the lack of specific guidelines and resources to implement them...

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CMS Requires Staff Competencies

CMS Requires Staff Competency

CMS Requires Staff Competency

CMS Requires Staff Competencies for Participation

CMS requires staff competencies for participation. This past September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of a new set of regulations is now requiring staff competency for participation. These new regulations are the first major updates for skilled nursing facilities since 1991.

The implementation for these new regulations is supposed to be phased in over the next three years. A notable exception is the language that has been modified regarding staffing levels and staffing competency. Normally competency would be defined based on a combination of credentials and experience...

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